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James Krueger, American lawyer. Bar: Hawaii 1966, United States District Court Hawaii 1966, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1967, United States Tax Court 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1982, Colorado 1996. Named Hawaii Trial Lawyer of Year Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association.


Krueger, James was born on October 27, 1938 in New York City. Son of Carl and Ida (Levey) Krueger.


University of California at Los Angeles (Bachelor of Arts, 1960). Loyola University of Los Angeles (Bachelor of Laws, 1965).


Heiser v. Association of Apartment Owners of Polo Beach Club, 848 F. Supp. 1482 (D.Haw. 1993); Whittington v. State, 72 Haw. 77, 806 P.2d 957 (1991); Sharples v. State, 71 Haw. 404, 793 P.2d 175 (1990); Estate of Coates v. Pacific Engineering, a Div. of Pacific Lining Company, Inc.; 71 Haw. 358, 791 P.2d 1257 (1990); Kendall v. American Hawaii Cruses, 704 F.Supp. 1010 (D.Haw. 1989); National Union Fire Ins. Company of Pittsburgh Pa. v. Olson, 69 Haw. 559, 751 P.2d 666 (1988); Kole v. AMFAC, Inc., 69 Haw. 530, 750 P.2d 929 (1988); Murakami v. Maui County, 69 Haw. 43, 731 P.2d 787 (1987); Murakami v. Maui County, 6 Haw. App. 516, 730 P.2d 342 (1986); Kole v. Amfac, Inc., 665 F.Supp. 1460 (D.Haw. 1987); Parker v. Nakaoka, 68 Haw. 557, 722 P.2d 1028 (1986); Lui v. Intercontinental Hotel Corporation 634 F.Supp. 684 (D.Haw. 1986); Moorcroft v. First Ins. Company of Hawaii, Ltd., 68 Haw. 501, 720 P.2d 178 (1986); Munoz v. Yuen, 66 Haw, 603, 670P.2d 825 (1983): Bidar v. AMFAC, Inc., 66 Haw. 547, 669 P.2d 154 (1983); DeMello v. Home Escrow, Inc., 4 Haw. App. 41, 659 P,2d 759 (1983); Kaneko v. Hilo Coast Processing, 65 Haw. 447, 654 P.2d 343 (1982); Haworth v. State, 3 Haw. App. 281,650 P.2d 585 (1982); Gouveia v. Napili-Kai, Ltd., 65 Haw. 189, 649 P.2d 1119 (1982); Disher v. Kaniho, 2 Haw. App. 344, 631 P.2d 1209 (1981); Horst v. Horst, 1 Haw. App. 617, 623 P.2d 1265 (1981); Calibuso's Estate v. Pacific Ins. Company, Ltd., 62 Haw. 424, 616 P.2d 1357 (1980); Haworth v. State, 60 Haw. 557, 592 P.2d 820 (1979); Abreu v. Raymond, 56 Haw. 613, 546 P.2d 1013 (1976); Demond v. University of Hawaii, 54 Haw. 98, 503 P.2d 434 (1972); Alexander v. Lash, 311 F.Supp. 524 (D.Haw. 1970); Barretto v. Akau, 51 Haw. 383, 461, 463 P.2d 917 (1969); State v. Green, 51 Haw. 260, 4576 P.2d 505 (1969); Albvert v. Dietz, 282 F.Supp. 854 (D.Haw. 1968). Worked at Krueger & Cahill (Wailuku, Hawaii) specializing in Negligence, Medical Litigation, Insurance, Bad Faith, Products Liability. Admitted to the bar, 1966, Hawaii and United States. District Court, District of Hawaii.

1967, United States. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit. 1974, United States. Tax Court. 1982, United States. Supreme Court.

1996, Colorado.

Phi Alpha Delta. Trial Lawyer of the Year, Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association, 1994. Who's Who in American Law.

Who's Who in the World. Who's Who in America. Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell.

The Best Lawyers in America, Naifeh and Smith (1991-1992 Woodward-White). The Best Lawyers in America, Part II, Johns (Town & Country, June 1985). Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

12 Men of Achievement 1988 International Register of Profiles (1992 ed.). Man of the Year 1991, American Biographical Institute, USA. Trustee, 1981— and Member, Board of Governors, 1984-1985, Melvin M. Belli Society. Author: "Plaintiff Theories of Liability," Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision Manual, Hawaii Motor Vehicle Collision Manual, 1994 Rev.

Co-Editor); Hawaii Institute of C.L.E., Hawaii State Bar Association, Ch. 3, pp. 3-1-3-12, 1990. "A Royal Globe Should Exist in Hawaii's Legal Museum," Volume XX, Hawaii Bar Journal No.

1, pp. 29-31, 1986; "The Italian Legal System," 3 Belli Society International Law Journal, No. 1, pp. 105-115, 1984. "Informed Consent By Videotape," 4 Trial Diplomacy Journal, No.

3, pp. 40-54, 1981; "Jury Selection and Jury Instructions," 17 Trial, No. 8, pp. 21-25, 1981; "Overview of American Law of Informal Consent: Physician's Duty to Disclose," First International Congress on Hospital Law, Procedure and Ethics, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1985. Warshaw, "The Trial Masters," Prentice-Hall, Chapter 10, pp.

529-534, 1984. Special Counsel, County of Maui, 1974. President, Hawaii Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1994. Delegate, United States.

District Court, Hawaii Conference, 1989, 1994-1996. Member: Maui County (President, 1975), Hawaii State (Member, Committees on: Lawyers' Professionalism. Arbitration Administration), Federal (Litigation Section, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Subcommittee, 1992-1994) and American (Member, Committees on: Trial Techniques, 1974-1976.

Medicine and Law, 1977-1980 and National Vice-Chairman, Section on Tort and Insurance Practice, 1977-1981) Bar Associations. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (State Committeeman, Young Lawyers Section, 1971. State Committeeman, 1975-1976.

Member: Board of Governors, 1976-1982. Constitutional Review Committee, 1977-1978. National Executive Committee, 1981-1982.

Amicus Curiae Committee, 1979-1980. Professional Research and Development Department, 1980-1981. Federal Legislative Liaison Committee, 1981-1982.

Vice-Chairman: Publications Department, 1982-1983. Education Policy Board, 1983-1984. National Public Relations Committee, 1985-1987.

Vice Chair, 1989-1990. Chairman, National Midwinter Convention, 1988. National Political Insight Committee, 1988—.

Long Range Finance Committee, 1989-1990). California Trial Lawyers Association. Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii (President, 1995-1996.

Lifetime Member, Board of Governors). New York Trial Lawyers Association. Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. Western Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1975-1977, 1979-1980, 1982-1994.

Vice President, 1977-1978. President, 1978-1979). Hawaii Academy of Plaintiffs Attorneys (Co-founder).

Member, Board of Governors, 1993-1994. American Society of Hospital Attorneys. American College of Legal Medicine.

Pittsburgh Institute of Legal Medicine. American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. National Board of Trial Advocacy (Co-founder.

Gold Trustee, Thomas F. Lambert, Junior, Endowed Chair Trust, 1989—). Fellow: International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Member, By-Laws Committee). Fellow: International Society of Barristers.


Co-founder National Board of Trial Advocacy, Hawaii Academy of Plaintiffs Attorneys. Gold Trustee Thomas F. Lambert Chair. Member Commission Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration, Hawaii State Commission on Lawyer Professionalism, 1988-1990, Hawaii State Commission on Solicitation and Advertising.

Delegate Hawaii Judicial Conference, 1986-1988, Federal Judicial Conference, 1989. Fellow International Society Barristers, International Academy Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (trial techniques committee 1974-1976, committee medicine and law, national vice-chairman section on tort and insurance practice 1977-1981), Association Trial Lawyers American (governor 1976-1982, state committeeman 1975-1976, constitutional revisions committee 1977-1978, national executive committee 1981-1982, amicus curiae committee 1979-1980, federal liaison committee 1980-1981, national vice chairman professional research and development committee 1980-1981, national vice-chairman publications department 1982-1983, national vice chairman education policy board 1983-1984, chairman National Midwinter Conventions, 1988, 91, chairman National Public Relations Committee 1986-1988), Hawaii Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Maui County Bar Association (president 1975), Melvin M. Belli Society (trustee), American College Legal Medicine, American Society Hospital Attorneys, American Board Professional Liability Attorneys, Western Trial Lawyers Association (president 1978-1979, vice president 1977-1978, board governors since 1982), California Trial Lawyers Association, New York Trial Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, NITA Advocates Association, Hawaii Institute Cont.

Legal End. (president 1994), Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii (president 1995-1996, board governors, lifetime), Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Olympic Club, Phi Alpha Delta. Clubs: Outrigger Canoe, Oahu (Honolulu). Olympic Club (San Francisco).

Transpacific Yacht (Los Angeles). Maui County; Maui Ocean Swim.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, running, cycling, skiing, scuba.


Married Merry Michael Hill, July 5, 1967. Children– Melissa Carlton, James Michael.